Founded by local artists for local artists


Atelier Dojo is a women-led professional arts academy offering classes, workshops and open studios. We serve as a hub in Austin for artist to come together, inspire one another and collectively grow their skills in a supportive environment. Our instructors offer rigorous training in the fundamentals of classical art and are fully committed to the personal growth of our
members and students.



With a curriculum dedicated to the classical skills that underlie realist drawing and painting, Atelier Dojo classes are led by nationally recognized artists in an intimate and welcoming environment.


Open Studios

Daily dedication to the craft hones your skill and brings you to mastery. Open Studios give artists regular opportunities to work from a live model in a supportive environment. Our open studios are open to the public, all are welcome!



Our workshop series feature world-renowned artists who bring their distinctive visions to the realm of realist art.


An Evening with Painter Nicolas Uribe

Friday, February 22nd, 7pm

Atelier Dojo is proud to offer a special evening with world-renowned artist Nicolas Uribe. Nicolas will be doing a painting demo and answering questions about his work.

This event is free and open to the public.


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Spring 2019 Classes

Atelier Dojo offers a full suite of classes taught by local experts in realism. Sessions are 8 weeks long and classes meet once a week. Our next session begins March 4th.

Upcoming Workshops

Summer Teen Intensive Classes

Starting this summer Atelier Dojo is thrilled to introduce rigorous training for young, dedicated artists between 13-18 years old. The Summer Teen Intensive Classes are designed to offer a sampling of the Dojo’s yearly courses in drawing and oil painting, specifically tailored to teens. Classes run June 3 - 7, July 15 - 19, July 29 - Aug. 2, 2019 at the Dojo studio at Canopy and will include drawing and painting. Seats are limited.